Gamers In Beta Podcast 199: Hefty Pants

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We’re oh so close to 200 that we can taste it. But before we jump the gun, we do have Episode 199 to attend to first. On this episode you’ll hear discussions around Darksiders 3, details on the specs of the NEW Nintendo 2DS XL, Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC, a new Assassin’s Creed game, sharks with lasers, and more.

Also, Peter Lazarski of Bread Machine Games joins us to talk about the PS4 release of DeathState.

Games we’ve been playing are Flinthook, Deathstate, Star Wars Battlefront, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Prey, Player Unknown Battlegrounds, ARK: Survival Evolved, What Remains of Edith Finch, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Lastly, we have some community questions, feedback, and responses to our question of the week.

Intro:
Follow up notes on the New Nintendo 2DS XL:
– The New 2DS XL borrows the 3DS XL’s dimensions — both have the same size screens — but not its added heft. The New 2DS XL is 26 percent lighter than the 3DS XL, and it’s about a quarter-inch thinner.

– the SD card slot now lives right next to the game card slot, on the lower-left corner of the system. There’s no need to unscrew anything to access your saves and eShop games.

– unusually small stylus; comes with a 4GB microSDHC

Darksiders 3 announced
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/darksiders-3-officially-revealed-with-first-traile/1100-6449720/

New Zelda: BotW DLC announced
http://zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild/news/expansion-pass-dlc-pack-1-detailed/

Last week’s QotW:  what franchise would you like to see get the Prey treatment, meaning: complete re-boot.

Question of the week: What brought you and kept you listening to GiB?

Voice Mails (508-658-BETA)
superLobster
HolyHeadshot
MaffiaThug
LatinaMaffia
DeviousMrMatt

Asystole68: So I have a question for everyone that has picked up a switch. After playing this for the last week I could see myself replacing my ds for this unit. It reminds me of a game friendly tablet that comes with controllers. Is this just me or can you see yourself out and about playing this like we did with hand held a back in the day?

Interview with Peter Lazarski (Co-Creator of Deathstate) – Bread Machine Games

NEWS:
Notable releases this week:
NBA Playgrounds
Strafe
LocoRoco Remastered

PC/VR/Multi-platforms:
Assassin’s Creed rumored for 2017
https://www.pcgamesn.com/assassins-creed-origins/assassins-creed-origins-release-rumours

Ark: Survival Evolved Gets Sharks With Frickin’ Laser Beams After Latest Patch
http://kotaku.com/ark-survival-evolved-gets-sharks-with-frickin-laser-be-1794997463

Battlegrounds: New features REVEALED alongside Xbox One, PS4 release date news
http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/gaming/800335/Player-Unknown-s-Battlegrounds-UPDATE-ping-stream-sniping-lag

Prey glitch breaks the game’s crafting system
https://www.polygon.com/2017/5/5/15562694/prey-infinite-materials-glitch-exploit

Maffia III New DLC out May 30
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/mafia-3s-next-dlc-tells-donovans-side-of-the-story/1100-6449837

PlayStation:
Horizon: Zero Dawn patch 1.20 out next week: photo mode and other stuff
https://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/05/03/horizon-zero-dawn-new-patch-photo-mode-features-next-week/

Switch:
Pokémon Go’s first community event is a hint of the game’s future
https://www.polygon.com/2017/5/4/15546436/pokemon-go-community-events-2017-outdoors

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